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The War Room: Scocar's Mass Grave of Hopes and Dreams

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by scocar, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Jan 11, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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    MQQSE

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    Yep, you just gotta watch out for the shorts wearing islander variety. ;)
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2016 at 7:19 AM
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    scocar [OP] Going Full Vanilla!

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    Some cosmetic de-chroming shots of the Depos











     
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  3. Jan 11, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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    Now you need to get rid of that bumper.

    Can you confirm or deny the almost undetectable difference in quality of the DEPO lights to the OEMs?

    For science and for @tacomgee
     
  4. Jan 11, 2016 at 10:36 AM
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    scocar [OP] Going Full Vanilla!

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    Confirm almost undectable.
    It was quite hard to get good pics of inside the clear outer lenses because of reflections (and rushing). But it is impressive inside, the black paint is flawless. Surrounding attachment of lense and housing is immaculate. The DOT stamp on the outside is slightly different. The lights blub twist-lock sockets are slightly different (but not in quality), and OEM used more wire wrap to hold all the wires together. When I get back in to do my cap wiring (after I get the cap painted, whenever the fuck that might be), I'll add wire wrapping before I button it all up again, because I was a bit concerned about pinching wires on install and had to be very careful. Plus there are plenty of sharp edges in that area.

    I have some pics of these details I'll try to post sometime this week.

    Depo shipping boxes...well they are bombproof, and the ebay vendor I received them from boxed the existing Depo mfg. box, too.

    EDIT: and yeah, that fucking bumper
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    Beautiful car, but what the fuck.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2016 at 10:44 AM
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    scocar [OP] Going Full Vanilla!

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  7. Jan 11, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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  8. Jan 11, 2016 at 10:57 AM
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  9. Jan 11, 2016 at 2:23 PM
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    Armour: All-Pro Skid plates - IFS, transmission, and transfer case. Pelfreybilt rear standard plate bumper, Metal Tech Sliders w/ kickout and dimple die filler plates. Front Suspension: OME 885 + NitroCharger 9000 shocks + 1/2" spacers for a 3" lift. Superbumps replacing stock bumpstops. Camburg ball joint UCA SS braid brake lines Future: ADS Extended length, extended length UCA BJ to increase droop capability Rear Suspension: All-Pro Expedition rear leafs, Walker Evans 27" rear shocks, extended rear brake lines (Wheelers Offroad), U -bolt flip kit, rear Timbren bumpstops. Future: Hammer Hangers, Shock relocate, ADS 12" or 14" shock. Interior: Weatherteck floor liners - front, Wet Okoles- front, ScanGauge, LED interior & map lights. Power moonroof. Exterior: Raider Cobra canopy, retrofit headlight by Insight, LED bulbs all around, modified flasher unit for LEDs. Rear diff breather mod. Front diff vibe problem, driver's side needle bearing replaced with ECGS bushing. yet to install: HID Blazer Fog Retrofit, LED Flood & Spot, + switches, fuse panel. swaybar relocate blocks (build my own)
    Except for head and foglights, all my other lights are LED. I found my own suppliers, did my evaluations on technical specs prior to. Anyone on here wants to make queries are welcome to.
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    Lol, good luck finding a Build thread, and point taken.
     
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  11. Jan 11, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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    scocar [OP] Going Full Vanilla!

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    +1 DMB + a cookie :cookiemonster:
    :bananadead:
    But really, when you have a few moments between your mini-expeditions to keep the gene pool shallow, you should do a nice little thread on sensible and not "gee-whiz, if I have more lights, maybe I'll get more laid" lighting options.

    You could just work on it a bit at a time, next to the fire, with your St. Bernard at your feet. :wink:
     
  12. Jan 11, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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    What!!?? I could get laid 'cause eye gotz mohr lights? I never knew that... I've been missing out. :(
     
  13. Jan 11, 2016 at 8:05 PM
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    Cool reverse lights.

    So, if i get a 52" curved lightbar mounted on the roof, 50W HIDs in my stock headlights, and a 32" lightbar out the back, do i get laid or probed? How will I know the difference?
     
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  14. Jan 11, 2016 at 8:32 PM
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    scocar [OP] Going Full Vanilla!

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    Well, not sure. I think it could be laid, because I figure they'll see Monte first from space and he'll get probed.
     
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  15. Jan 11, 2016 at 8:39 PM
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    When did this thread get moved to 3rd Gen Forum? o_O
     
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  16. Jan 11, 2016 at 8:45 PM
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    scocar [OP] Going Full Vanilla!

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    When the pressing issue of "will crawl control work with 22-inch rims?" came up.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2016 at 8:47 PM
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    Reminds me of a song. But I won't post it here, with respect to the OPs wishes.
     
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  18. Jan 11, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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    scocar [OP] Going Full Vanilla!

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    Thank you, Jamz. You're a gentleman and a skoler.

    In other thoughts, I've been thinking...

    I've thought, in the course of those thoughts, that I'll do the somewhat cliche but nonetheless classic FJ Cruiser grill badge on the Homisoshoshiroshi, which is currently in transit from Pencilvienna.

    They come with white letters. I thought I'd color match to silver sky...or...kinda more subtle against black, MGM? What do you guys think?



    Also, I've seen some pretty cool old school Toyota decals for SR 5 and V6 that come in gray. I thought I might debadge and then stick these at the far right side under the tailgate crease.

    So the overall look would be sparse muted badges consistent with OEM branding that do not protrude from the surface, which will also increase my mileage.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/151134243406?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


    Jury is out on the big tailgate logo. I think I only want the little ones.
     
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  19. Jan 11, 2016 at 8:55 PM
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    Black grill mesh looks super clean. I would either do black FJ lettering or do a body color paint match.

    White ain't right.
     
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  20. Jan 11, 2016 at 8:56 PM
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    scocar [OP] Going Full Vanilla!

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    [​IMG]
     
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